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2018 American Taxation Association Midyear Meeting



John Dyer
Manager, Deloitte, Tax Talent Development

The Gamification Craze: What is it and How Can I Use it in My Tax Class?

John Dyer is a manager at Deloitte, working in Tax Talent Development. He has a background in Industrial/Organizational Psychology with an emphasis on Learning and Instructional Design. John has a client service background as he started his career in Deloitte Consulting - Human Capital. Currently, John supports Deloitte Tax LLP by building and deploying learning programs and solutions for our emerging technology platforms. John also supports the Deloitte Faculty Excellence program as a certified instructor. He has over 10 years in talent development and classroom facilitation.



Margaret-Mary Sulentic Dowell, PhD
School of Education, Louisiana State University

Learn from Master Teachers: Applying Effective Teaching Theory to Tax Classes

Margaret-Mary Sulentic Dowell, PhD, is Professor of Literacy and Urban Education – School of Education – Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. She is Director of the LSU Writing Project and Coordinator of the Grades 1-5 Teacher Education Program. Her research agenda focuses on literacy in urban settings, specifically service-learning as a pedagogical pathway to preparing pre-service teachers, providing access to literature, writing, and the arts, and the complexities of literacy leadership. Sulentic Dowell has been nationally recognized for her scholarship and teaching, has numerous publications, and frequently presents at national and international conferences. Sulentic Dowell is also a National Board-Certified Teacher.




Jonetta F. Love, PMP
Manager, Tax Analytics Insights, Deloitte Tax LLP

Data Analytics - Applications for the Classroom

Jonetta F. Love is an Atlanta based manager within the Tax Analytics Insights practice of Deloitte Tax, LLP. Jonetta’s career at Deloitte has focused on delivering exceptional client service in the areas of tax analytics, systems integration, and process improvement. She is experienced in leveraging technology to develop custom solutions.

Jonetta is a certified project manager professional and has leadership roles on several firm initiatives in addition to client activities. In recent years, Jonetta has served in a global project management in leading the development and implementation of Tax Analytics initiatives within the firm.




Michael Marx
Partner, Deloitte Tax LLP, International Tax Practice

Tax Reform: Update on International Tax – Part I and Tax Reform: Update on International Tax – Part II

Michael Marx is a partner in Deloitte Tax LLP’s international tax practice and is based in Atlanta. Mr. Marx has a bachelors and a master’s degrees in accounting from the University of Georgia and is a CPA in Georgia. Prior to joining the international tax practice, Mr. Marx was with the mergers and acquisitions practice at Arthur Andersen. Mr. Marx has substantial experience in structuring both domestic and international acquisitions and dispositions (inbound and outbound), cross boarder financing, providing tax due diligence services, restructurings, foreign tax credit planning, developing repatriation strategies, intellectual property planning, and transfer pricing.



Beth A. Mueller
Partner, Tax Analytics Insights Leader, Deloitte Tax LLP

Data Analytics - Applications for the Classroom

Beth is a tax partner at Deloitte, leading the Tax Analytics Insights practice. She helps clients use analytics to change the way tax departments are managed. Beth and her team draw on tax expertise as well as a variety of technologies and tools to develop bespoke analytics solutions. Beth’s collaborative work using analytics helps liberate hours from preparation processes, streamline review time, monitor real-time changes in data, and interpret macro- and micro-level data trends. Projects incorporate various analytics approaches, ranging from exploratory visualizations to cognitive technologies. Her multi-disciplinary approach helps tax departments achieve smarter insights from data, resulting in stronger outcomes.

Beth is active in Chicago’s nonprofit community, serving as the Chair of the Board of Advisors for Ladder Up, an organization dedicated to helping Chicago families living below the poverty line by providing financial services and education. She is also on the Advisory Boards for the United Way’s Women Leadership Council and the accounting program at her alma mater, Southern Illinois University.



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